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    Novelists, Inc.

    I'm not at all sure this is the proper forum, but wanted to pass this along to any and all interested parties.

    >>I belong to Novelists Inc (Ninc), the only writers organization devoted exclusively to the needs of multi-published novelists. Ninc members include authors of all genres of popular fiction.

    Ninc has just begun a new newsletter, NINC BLAST, which includes information about our authors' new and upcoming releases, as well as a "Did you know?" feature with tantalizing, little-known factoids about some of your favorite authors. To subscribe to NINC BLAST, please go to our Website: <http://ninc.com/> Then scroll down to the middle of the screen, where it says, "Let NINC BLAST you. " Simply click on the pale blue envelope, then follow the protocols.<<



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    Re: Novelists, Inc.

    Cool Bananas.

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    Re: Novelists, Inc.

    It's a very professional group, and they offer some really good information on the website even for non-members.

    They're also having a conference in Florida in October, during which they have a daylong series of workshops (I think the theme this year is the future of publishing) open to non-members as well as members. For a fee, of course. Not sure if that info is up on the website yet, but it will be. Anyway, it's definitely geared to the business of publishing and how to change with the times. Though unpublished writers are welcome to attend the daylong deal, it's frowned upon to bring along your unpublished opus and try to get a writer or publishing professional to read it.

    However, you can make some good and useful contacts for later.

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    Re: Novelists, Inc.

    NINC is for PRINT pubbed writers only. NINC is not advanced enough to realize that, in many instances, ebooks outsell dead-tree books.

    RW

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    Re: Novelists, Inc.

    Not exactly true, Robert. You have to have published two novels by a recognized publisher with some minimum standards (like advances and royalty payments), and so far that's been print publishers, but many NINC members are e-publishing only these days. Like all writers, the membership is exploring various markets and formats. As for the "print-pubbed-only" business, my hunch is that they're in the process of tweaking the rules to try and admit serious career writers no matter the format, while still excluding poor quality vanity-pubbed works.

    Obviously, there has to be some subjectivity going on, but organizations have to make rules to best serve their goals, and NINC was formed to serve the needs of multi-published career novelists. Back in the day, that meant print, with acceptable minimum standards. Things change. But there still have to be accepted standards of professionalism, and like many other groups, NINC is trying to figure out just what those should be in this age of e-pubbing.

    Stay tuned. They might surprise you.

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    Re: Novelists, Inc.

    Thanks for the clarification.

    RW

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